Day: November 10, 2017

Juno-winning duo Quantum Tangle’s gear stolen in Vancouver

Greyson Gritt playing one of the guitars that was stolen, alongside bandmate Tiffany Ayalik. (Quantum Tangle) At first, Greyson Gritt of the Yellowknife music group Quantum Tangle thought a friend was playing a prank when they rang up early Thursday morning saying the band’s equipment had been stolen from a van. "My first reaction was like ‘Ha ha. That’s a funny joke. How’s your day going? What’s up?’" said Gritt. And then the news sunk in. Nope, not an early morning joke. Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik, the other half of Quantum Tangle, had arrived in Vancouver on Wednesday for...

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‘I felt let down’: Missing woman’s daughter disappointed in Edmonton police response

Vanessa Corado is hoping the inquiry’s work can lead to a break in the case of her mother Freda Whiteman, who has been missing since 2006. (CBC) Eleven years after the mysterious disappearance of her mother, Vanessa Corado still can’t bring herself to hold a memorial service. "That would be putting my mom to rest," Corado told the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Edmonton on Thursday. Corado told the inquiry she’s been carrying the hurt, pain and worry since her mother Freda Whiteman went missing without a trace in October 2006. Staff at...

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Folk duo Twin Flames stranded in Rigolet, tour on hold

Ottawa-based folk duo Twin Flames is enjoying its extended stay in Rigolet. They are unable to travel to the other stops on their tour because of the runway closure at the Goose Bay airport. (Caroline Hillier/CBC) Caroline Hillier Ottawa-based folk duo Twin Flames were on stage in Rigolet Tuesday night, but couldn’t make it to Makkovik for their show on Wednesday. Chelsey June and Jaaji — who just started a tour in Labrador — are stuck in Rigolet because of the runway closure at Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s airport. "We really were looking forward to this tour … It’s really...

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Sask. man awarded $5M in lawsuit against coroner’s office over assessment

The lawsuit, Dr. Jeffrey Racette verses the government of Saskatchewan and Dr. Shaun Ladham, was heard at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Regina. (CBC News) A man has been awarded $5 million by a Saskatchewan jury that found that the province’s chief forensic pathologist unfairly assessed him while he was attempting to get hired with the coroner’s office. The jury found that Dr. Shaun Ladham and the coroner’s office were either dishonest or acted in bad faith while assessing Dr. Jeffrey Racette​’s skills. The dispute began in October 2011 when Racette applied for a job as a forensic...

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‘Diversity makes beautiful music’: This DJ strives to be a role model for marginalized youth

Orene Askew is DJ O SHOW , a performer and DJ who uses her music to empower youth, encouraging them to stay focused, work hard and follow their dreams. Growing up, Askew was disheartened by the lack of diverse representation in the media. And as an Indigenous, African-American, two-spirited person, she wanted to turn on the television and see other artists and role models that she could relate to. Finding a way to use her own art to that end is empowering — and has helped Askew maintain a strong and proud sense of self. In this video, you’ll...

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Big Sisters, Brothers in Sask. reaches out to Indigenous children in spirit of reconciliation

Big Brothers Big Sisters in Saskatchewan is trying to change its internal culture so that it can better meet the needs of all children. (Getty Images) Danny Kerslake Danny Kerslake is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio stations across Western Canada. In his career with CBC Saskatchewan, Danny has reported from every corner of the province and has lived and worked in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert. Danny is a newsreader and digital AP for CBC Saskatoon. Big Brothers Big Sisters in Saskatchewan is trying to reach out to the Indigenous community and is using the Truth...

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Former Nunavut MP Jack Anawak pleads guilty to impaired driving

Jack Anawak pleaded guilty to impaired driving charges in the Nunavut Court of Justice today. (CBC) Veteran Nunavut politician Jack Anawak, 67, pleaded guilty to impaired driving on Thursday in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit, stemming from an incident in June. "I entered a guilty plea because I did what I did, and I took full responsibility for what I did," Anawak told the CBC. This was Anawak’s second time facing a charge of impaired driving. He pleaded guilty to impaired driving in February of 2013, and then pleaded guilty to driving while under suspension in June...

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Whitesand First Nation Chief faces assault charges

Whitesand First Nation Chief Allan Gustafson. (Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com) ARMSTRONG, Ont. — The long-serving chief of Whitesand First Nation is facing assault charges following a weekend altercation. OPP officials say officers responded to a report of an altercation early Sunday morning. Officers arrived to find three people had been assaulted. One individual was transported to the regional hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. Allan Gustafson, 59, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and one count of assault causing bodily harm. He is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 9 to answer to his charges. Click here...

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RCMP end search of B.C. property where missing woman found dead

Traci Genereaux was 18 when she went missing in May 2017. (RCMP) After three weeks of searching, Mounties have packed up and left the north Okanagan property where the remains of a missing woman were recently discovered. Eighteen-year-old Traci Genereaux was found dead on the Salmon River Road property on Oct. 21. The development came two days into a search that saw significant RCMP resources, including heavy machinery and forensics experts, pouring onto the site owned by the Sagmoen family. "The property was turned over to the owners, midday today, and it is asked that the media and the...

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‘I was within the limits of my licence’: Halifax marijuana dispensary owner arrested, charged again

Chris Enns speaks to Global News after being released from custody on Thursday afternoon. Halifax medical marijuana shop owner Chris Enns has been arrested and charged following a traffic stop and drug seizure by RCMP. Police say they stopped a truck for speeding on Highway 7 in Lake Echo on Wednesday afternoon. After speaking with the driver, the officer arrested him and acquired grounds to search the vehicle. “Following the search of the vehicle, we seized approximately six pounds of cannabis marijuana, around 148 grams of shatter and in addition, 500 capsules of Cannabidiol, which is also known as...

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Indigenous demonstrators, environmentalists urge governments to stop using nuclear power

The Smoke Trail Singers perform at a demonstration at Queen’s Park to raise awareness about issues surrounding the use of nuclear energy. A large demonstration at Queen’s Park called on Canadian governments to phase out nuclear power and opt for renewable energy sources, instead. First Nations people and environmentalists from around Ontario joined in solidarity on Thursday Initially, they had gathered to attend a panel discussion on Wednesday at the University of Toronto. Some held placards baring the words “Protect the sacred.” They formed a drum circle at one point. Activists say waste generated by nuclear energy must be...

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Long way to go on teaching about Indigenous issues, former PM says

Former Prime Minister Paul Martin says Canadians need to do “a lot better” in teaching students about First Nations issues. Martin, who served as prime minister from 2003 to 2006, was in Saskatoon on Thursday to give a talk at the University of Saskatchewan as part of a series of lectures from former prime ministers. Since leaving office, Martin has launched the Martin Family Initiative, which aims to improve elementary and secondary school education outcomes for Indigenous students. He spoke at the U of S about the initiative’s work and the state of Indigenous education in Canada before answering...

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...rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples. But overall, Indigenous communities weren’t very ... with Indigenous scholars, I often get the sense that there's a different world view Indigenous...

...we are still losing children to suicide, to the child welfare system, even to the education system ... all of us can heal, not just Indigenous people, not just those who went to residential schools, but...

...prevention, child welfare involvement, suicide prevention, intergenerational conflict, educational ... such as (but not limited to): suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, addictions, anger...

...have seen an alarming number of suicide attempts and incidents of self-harm among the refugee and ... including its top official for indigenous...

...accommodation for the medical use of cannabis and Indigenous ceremonial smoking.News of this ... illegal to smoke marijuana in public spaces under the Cannabis Act. However, the Ford government...

...sale” of cannabis in the city. (Richmond has outlawed any form of retail cannabis.) The issue of ... School Board and the Gitxsan First Nation. Sakata said his interest is helping Richmond residents...

...Canada Recognized Aboriginal Indigenous Title Lands in the Cariboo Chilcotin. There is a lot of... Canada is legalizing the use of cannabis, and that being the case we need to look at this...

...the framed first cannabis purchase and receipt from a St. John’s pot shop.What’s particularly ... government admits pot possession is an offence which hits indigenous and black youth far harder...

...clearing around the new pot-related regulations Canadian cannabis producers now face. As Tim ... controlling role in the pot business — from directors of cannabis corporations down to the...

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